Foreign News: Food for the Gods

The land and the gods were thirsty. To water the land, and to control the temperamental waters of the Kosi River in Bihar Province, the Indian Government planned the world's highest dam (730 ft.). But many a simple villager thought the plans for the dam would simply sharpen the thirst of the gods for human blood.

Bihar villagers remembered a pre-Hindu superstition that the gods require human sacrifice whenever any major building is under construction. The faith of the Thugs, worshipers of Kali, Goddess of Destruction, who thought their goddess was the more pleased the more people they strangled in her name,...

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